AL: Family Maps Of Shelby County, Alabama
Family Maps of Shelby County, Alabama, by Gregory A. Boyd, J.D., 406 pages, with 116 total maps; Softbound, 8.5x11 inches, Publ. 2010, ISBN: 9781420313963.
Locating original landowners on maps has never been an easy task until now. This volume in the Family Maps series contains newly created maps of original landowners (patent maps) in what is now Shelby County, Alabama, gleaned from the indexes of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. But it offers much more than that. For each township in the county, there are two additional maps accompanying the patent map: a road map and a map showing waterways, railroads, and both modern and many historical city-centers and cemeteries.
Included are indexes to help you locate what you are looking for, whether you know a person's name, a last name, a place-name, or a cemetery. The combination of maps and indexes are designed to aid researchers of American history or genealogy to explore frontier neighborhoods, examine family migrations, locate hard-to-find cemeteries and towns, as well as locate land based on legal descriptions found in old documents or deeds.
The patent-maps are essentially plat maps but instead of depicting owners for a particular year, these maps show original landowners, no matter when the transfer from the federal government was completed. Dates of patents typically begin near the time of statehood and run into the early 1900s.
- 6308 Parcels of Land (with original landowner names and patent dates labeled in the relevant map)
- 139 Cemeteries, plus . . . Roads, and existing Rivers, Creeks, Streams, Railroads, and Small-towns (including some historical), etc.
What YEARS are these maps for?
Here are the counts for parcels of land mapped, by the decade in which the corresponding land patents were issued:
What Cities and Towns are in Shelby County, Alabama (and in this book)?
Abbot Springs, Acton, Aden, Alabaster, Aldrich, Almont, Altadena Woods, Anita, Arkwright, Bamford, Booth Ford, Boothton, Brantleyville, Bridgeton, Brook Highland, Calcis, Calera, Calliston, Camp Branch, Camp Horne, Carleton Point, Chancellor Crossroads, Chelsea, Cherokee Beach, Chestnut Glen, Cloverdale, Coalmont, Columbiana, Country Hills, Creswell, Dargin, Deerhurst, Dogwood, Dogwood Point, Dry Valley, Dunavant, East Saginaw, Elliotsville, Elvira, Erratta, Falliston, Fourmile, Gallups Crossroads, Glen Carbon, Gurnee, Gurnee Junction, Hardy, Harpersville, Helena, Heritage Oaks, Hickory Ridge, Highlands, Hillsdale, Homestead, Hunters Glen (historical), Indian Shoals, Indian Springs Village, Inverness Cliffs, Ivanhoe, Joinertown, Kewahatchie, Keystone, Kingdom Crossroads, Klein, Lake Purdy, Langston Ford, Lawley, Lindseys Crossing, Longview, Maylene, Meadow Green, Meadow Ridge, Meadowbrook, Merrell Beach, Montalla Acres, Monte Bello, Montevallo, Moores Crossroads, Morning Sun Villas, Mossboro, Mostellers, Nelson, New Hope, Old Maylene, Ozan, Paramount, Pasqua, Pea Ridge, Pelham, Pine Grove Village, Riverwood, Roberta, Roebuck, Ryan, Saginaw, Sawmill Town, Scottrock, Shelby, Shelby Shores, Shelby Springs, Shoal Run, Siluria, Simmsville, South Calera, Southlake, Southpointe, Spring Creek, Springs Junction, Stems, Sterrett, Straven, Sunnymeadows, Superior, Tacoa, Tulse, Turner, Underwood, Valentine, Valley Junction, Vandiver, Varnons, Verlie, Vincent, Watkins, Weeping Oaks, Westover, Wildwood Shores, Willmay, Wilsonville, Wilton, Winburn, Woodford
Acts of Congress Authorizing the Land Patents in this book:
- April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
- May 20, 1862: Homestead Entry Original (12 Stat. 392)
- June 14, 1926: Sale-Rec and Public Purposes (44 Stat. 741)
- March 3, 1855: Scrip Warrant Act of 1855 (10 Stat. 701)
- September 28, 1850: Swamp Land Grant-Patent (9 Stat. 519)
- May 6, 1812: Scrip Warrant Act of 1812 (2 Stat. 728)
- Surnames in the County (number of times each Surname occurs)
- Surname/Township Index (every Surname and the frequency in which each appears in relevant Township-level Maps)
- Full-Name Index (of Original Landowners) for each Township
- Populated Places
- Multi-Patentees (Groups of people who acquired land together)
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SURNAMES found in this Book:
ABERNATHY, ACKER, ACRE, ACTON, ADAMS, ADERHOLD, AKINS, ALABAMA, ALBRIGHT, ALEXANDER, ALLAN, ALLEN, ANDERSON, ANDREWS, ARCHER, ARMSTRONG, ARNET, ARNETT, ARNOLD, ARTERBERRY, ARTHUR, ASHLEY, ATCHESON, ATCHISON, ATKINSON, ATTAWAY, AUSTIN, AVERY, AYRES, BAGWELL, BAILEY, BAILY, BAKER, BALDING, BALDWIN, BANKS, BARBEAU, BARBER, BARNES, BARNETT, BARNEY, BARRETT, BASKIN, BASS, BASSETT, BATTON, BAUGH, BAXLEY, BAZORE, BEARDEN, BEARDING, BEAVERS, BECKLEY, BEEBEE, BELL, BENNETT, BENNING, BENTLEY, BENTON, BERENTS, BERGIN, BERRY, BERRYHILL, BERTON, BEVILL, BIBB, BIBBY, BILBREY, BILLINGSLEA, BIRCHFIELD, BISHOP, BLACK, BLACKABY, BLACKERBY, BLACKESBY, BLAIR, BLAKE, BLANKINSHIP, BLOUNT, BLOXTON, BOATRIGHT, BOLLING, BONDS, BOOTH, BOOTHE, BORUM, BOUCHER, BOWDEN, BOWDON, BOWES, BOYD, BOYLES, BRADFIELD, BRADFORD, BRADLEY, BRADSHAW, BRADY, BRAGG, BRANTLEY, BRASELL, BRASHER, BRASHIER, BRASHIR, BRATTON, BRAZIER, BRIDGES, BRINKER, BRINKERHOFF, BRITTON, BROCK, BROWN, BROWNE, BUCHANAN, BUCKNER, BUFFINGTON, BULLARD, BULLION, BULLOCK, BUNN, BURCHFIEL, BURCHFIELD, BURGES, BURGESS, BURGET, BURK, MCALISTER, ST JOHN, BURKE, BURNS, BURRELL, BURTON, BUSBEY, BUSBY, BUTCHER, BUTLER, BUTTERWORTH, BUTTLER, BUZBE, BUZBY, BYAS, BYERS, BYRAM, BYRON, CALDWELL, CALLAWAY, CALLEN, CALLIN, CALLOWAY, CAMPBELL, CAPPS, CARDEN, CARDIN, CARDWELL, CARGILE, CARROL, CARROLL, CARSON, CARTER, CASPER, CASTLEBERRY, CAWTHON, CHAMBERS, CHAMPAIN, CHAMPIN, CHAMPION, CHAPEL, CHAPMAN, CHEATHAM, CHEESER, CHESSER, CHILDERS, CHILDRESS, CHILES, CHILTON, CHRISTOPHER, CLARK, CLEM, CLEMENTS, CLEPPER, CLINE, COBB, COCHRAN, COKER, COLE, COLEMAN, COLLIER, COLLINS, COLLUM, COMPTON, CONDON, CONDOR, CONDRAY, CONDRY, CONDUN, CONDY, CONNELL, CONOLEY, COOK, COOKE, COOLEY, COOPER, CORBIN, CORN, CORNELISON, COSBY, COSHATT, COSPER, COST, COTHRAN, COTTINGHAM, COWAN, COWART, COWLES, COX, CRAIN, CRANE, CRAWFORD, CRENSHAW, CRIM, CRIMM, CROMWELL, CROSS, CROW, CROWSON, CRUMP, CRUMPTON, CUMMINS, CUNNINGHAM, CURRY, CURTIS, DAILY, DALEY, DALRYMPLE, DANIEL, DANNELLY, DARDEN, DAVENPORT, DAVIDSON, DAVIS, DAY, DEANS, DEES, DENNIS, DENSLER, DERAMUS, DESHAZO, DICKERSON, DIKE, DINGLEY, DIXON, DOAK, DOBBS, DODSON, DOLLAR, DONELSON, DOROUGH, DOTSON, DOUGHTEN, DOUGLASS, DOVER, DRAPER, DRIVER, DUBOSE, DUCK, DUCKETT, DUKE, DUMAS, DUNAWAY, DUNHAM, DUNLAP, DUNLOP, DUNWODY, DUYCK, DYE, DYER, EASTIS, EDDINGS, EDINGS, EDMONDS, EDWARDS, EGMAN, ELDRIDGE, ELKINS, ELLINGTON, ELLIOT, ELLIOTT, ENGLAND, EPPERSON, ESSMAN, EUTON, EVANS, EWING, FAIR, FALKNER, FANCHER, FARE, FARLEY, FARR, FARRELL, FARRINGTON, FAUCET, FAULKENBURY, FEENKER, FERRELL, FERRINGTON, FIELD, FIELDS, FIGH, FINLEY, FLEMING, FLETCHER, FLOREY, FLORREY, FLOWERS, FOMBA, FOR, FORD, FOREST, FORR, FOSTER, FOUST, FOWLER, FOX, FRANKLIN, FRANSHER, FRASER, FREEMAN, FREEZE, FROST, FULLER, FULTON, GALLOWAY, GAMBLE, GANDY, GANTT, GARDINER, GARDNER, GARNER, GARRETT, GARRIS, GARY, GASSAWAY, GENSEL, GEORGE, GIBSON, GILBERT, GILCHRIST, GILLIAM, GILLILAND, GILMER, GINERY, GIPSON, GIVENS, GLAZE, GOGGINS, GOOCH, GOODDIN, GOODE, GOODMAN, GOODSON, GOODWIN, GOOL, GOSS, GOTHARD, GOULD, GOWING, GRANT, GRASTY, GRAVES, GRAY, GREEN, GREENWOOD, GREGORY, GRIFFIN, GRIGSBY, GRIMES, GROGIN, GUERANT, GUY, GWIN, HADNET, HAGOOD, HAIL, HAITLEY, HALE, HALK, HALL, HALSEY, HAMBLEN, HAMES, HAMILTON, HAMNER, HANCOCK, HAND, HANEY, HANNAH, HARDING, HARDWICK, HARDY, HARIS, HARKINS, HARKNESS, HARLESS, HARLIS, HARLOW, HARMON, HARPER, HARRIS, HARRISON, HARTSFIELD, HARWOOD, HATCHER, HATLEY, HAULKS, HAUSER, HAVIS, HAWKINS, HAYES, HAYL, HEASLET, HEATELY, HEATLEY, HEATLY, HELTON, HENDERSON, HENDRICK, HENRY, HERREN, HERRING, HEWINS, HEWITT, HIDE, HIGHLAND, HILL, HODGE, HODNETT, HODNITT, HOLCOMB, HOLCOMBE, HOLESOMBACK, HOLESOMEBACK, HOLESUMBACK, HOLLAND, HOLLINGSWORTH, HOLLIS, HOLM, HOLMES, HOLSOMBACK, HOLSONBAKE, HONEYCUT, HONEYCUTT, HOPE, HORTON, HOSEY, HOUSTON, HOWARD, HOWELL, HUBBARD, HUDGENS, HUDGINS, HUDSON, HUEY, HUGGINS, HUGHART, HUGHES, HUMPHRIES, HUNLEY, HUNT, HUSTON, HUTCHINSON, HUTCHISON, IRVAN, IRVIN, IRVINE, IRWIN, ISBELL, ISBIL, JACKSON, JAMASON, JANES, JARRETT, JASAWAY, JEMISON, JENKS, JENNINGS, JOHN, JOHNS, JOHNSEY, JOHNSON, JOHNSTON, JOLLEY, JOLLY, JONES, JORDAN, JOST, JOURDAN, JUDD, KEE, KELLEY, KELLY, KELSEY, KENDRICK, KENDRICKS, KENNEDY, KENYON, KEYKENDALL, KIDD, KILLGOER, KILLINGSWORTH, KILLOUGH, KIMBREL, KINCAID, KINDERICK, KINDRICK, KING, KIRBY, KIRKLAND, KIRKPATRICK, KNABE, KONKLE, LACEY, LACY, LANE, LANEY, LANGLEY, LAPSLEY, LASTER, LAWLER, LAWLEY, LAWRENCE, LAWSON, LEACH, LEATH, LEATHERWOOD, LEE, LEMLEY, LEMLY, LENARD, LEONARD, LESLEY, LESTER, LEWIS, LILES, LINDER, LINDSAY, LINDSEY, LITTLE, LITTLEFIELD, LOGAN, LOLLEY, LOLLY, LOMAN, LOVE, LOVELADY, LOVETT, LOWE, LOWERY, LOWRY, LUCAS, LUCUS, LYNCH, LYON, MABERRY, MABRY, MADIGAN, MAGEE, MAHAN, MAHON, MALLORY, MANN, MARDIS, MARKS, MARONEY, MARONY, MARR, MARTIN, MASKE, MASON, MASSEY, MASSINGALE, MASTERS, MATHIS, MATTHEWS, MAYBERRY, MAYNARD, MCADAMS, MCBRIDE, MCCAIN, MCCALISTER, MCCALL, MCCARTNEY, MCCARY, MCCLANAHAN, MCCLANDEN, MCCLANNAHAN, MCCLELEN, MCCLELLEN, MCCLENDON, MCCLINTON, MCCOLLUM, MCCOMBS, MCCOWN, MCCOY, MCCULLERS, MCCULLOUGHS, MCDANIEL, MCDONALD, MCGAHEY, MCGAUGHEY, MCGAUGHY, MCGEE, MCGEHEE, MCGHEY, MCGINIS, MCGINNIS, MCGOWEN, MCGRADY, MCGRAW, MCGUIRE, MCHAFFEY, MCHENRY, MCKEITHEN, MCLANE, MCLAUGHLIN, MCLENDON, MCLEOD, MCLEROY, MCMAHAN, MCMATH, MCMINN, MCMURTRY, MCNEER, MCPHERSON, MCRAE, MCREYNOLDS, MEADOWS, MEDLEY, MELTON, MEREDETH, MEREDITH, MERIDETH, MERIDITH, MERRELL, MERRIDETH, MERRILL, MESSER, MICKLE, MIDDLETON, MILLAR, MILLARD, MILLER, MILLS, MILSTED, MIMS, MINER, MINK, MINOR, MITCHELL, MONDAY, MONROE, MOONEY, MOOR, MOORE, MORE, MORGAN, MORRIS, MORRISON, MOSES, MOSTELLER, MOTES, MULLINS, MUNDINE, MURPHY, MUSE, MUSIC, MUSICK, NABORS, NABOURS, NAISH, NASH, NEELY, NEIGHBORS, NEILSON, NELSON, NICHOL, NICHOLAS, NICHOLS, NICKEL, NICKELS, NICKLE, NICKLES, NISEN, NIVEN, NIVENS, NIXON, NOBOURS, NOLEN, NORRED, NORRIS, NUGENT, NUNLEY, NUNNALLY, OAKLEY, OATES, OBARR, OBRIEN, ODELL, ODION, OGLESBERRY, OHARA, OLDHAM, OLIVER, ONEIL, ONEILL, ORR, OSLEY, OUTLAW, OVERTON, OWEN, OZLEY, PAGE, PAIN, PAINE, PALMER, PARKER, PARNELL, PARSONS, PASEY, PATE, PATILLO, PAYNE, PEAL, PEARSON, PEEL, PEIRCE, PERRY, PERSON, PETERS, PEYTON, PHARR, PHELAN, PHILLIPS, PICKEL, PICKENS, PICKETT, PICKING, PICKINS, PIERSON, PIGOTT, PIKE, PILE, PILES, PIRTLE, PITNER, PITTS, PLEDGER, POE, POGUE, POINDEXTER, POLK, POOL, POPE, PORTER, POSEY, POST, POWELL, POWERS, PRENTICE, PRESTIDGE, PRESTRIDGE, PREWET, PREWIT, PREWITT, PRICE, PRIM, PRIMM, PYLANT, QUIN, QUINLEN, QUINN, RAGSDALE, RAINY, RALEY, RAMEY, RANDALL, RANDLE, RATCLIFF, RAY, REA, READING, REDDEN, REDDING, REED, REEVES, REID, REILEIGH, REINHARDT, REINHART, REYNOLDS, RHODES, RIALL, RICE, RICH, RICHARDS, RICHARDSON, RICHEY, RIGGING, RIGGINS, RILEY, RINEHARDT, RINEHART, RINES, RIVERS, ROACH, ROBERSON, ROBERTS, ROBERTSON, ROBINSON, ROCK, RODEN, ROGERS, ROLAND, RONE, ROPER, ROSEMAN, ROTENBERRY, ROUSSEAU, ROY, ROYSTER, RUSH, RUSHING, RUSHON, RUSSEL, RUSSELL, RYAN, SADBERRY, SALSER, SALSOR, SAMMONS, SAMS, SAULCER, SAUNDERS, SAWYER, SAWYERS, SAXON, SAYERS, SCALE, SCHOGGIN, SCOTT, SCRIVENER, SCRIVNER, SEAL, SEALE, SEALES, SEALL, SEALS, SEELS, SELF, SELLAR, SENTALL, SENTELL, SHACKELFORD, SHACKLEFORD, SHADDOCK, SHANNON, SHAW, SHEARER, SHELLMAN, SHELTON, SHEPARD, SHEPEARD, SHEPHERD, SHEPPARD, SHERMAN, SHOEMAKER, SHORTRIDGE, SHRADER, SHUFORD, SIKES, SIMMONS, SIMPSON, SIMS, SINGLETON, SKILLMAN, SKINER, SLOAN, SMITH, SMOOT, SNEED, SNELL, SORRELL, SPAIN, SPARKS, SPEARMAN, SPEARS, SPIVEY, SPRADLEY, SPURLIN, SQUIRE, STACKS, STALNAKER, STANDLAND, STAPLES, STEEDMAN, STEEL, STEELE, STEINER, STENETT, STEPHENS, STERRETT, STERRITT, STEVENS, STEWART, STIDHAM, STINSON, STOCKS, STOKES, STONE, STORRS, STRACENER, STRANGE, STRASNER, STREETY, STRICKLAND, STUDAVENT, STURDIVANT, STURDIVAT, SUMNER, SWINDALE, SYKES, TANNEHILL, TARRANT, TARVER, TATE, TAUL, TAYLOR, TEAGUE, TEGNER, THOMAS, THOMASON, THOMPSON, THORINGTON, THORNTON, THUEATT, THWEAT, THWEATT, THWREATT, TIDWELL, TILLMAN, TOMKIES, TOMMEE, TOMPKINS, TOORNEY, TREADWELL, TRENHOLM, TRIMBLE, TRIPP, TUBB, TULANE, TUMLINSON, TURNER, TYLER, TYLOR, TYSON, UNDERWOOD, UPSHAW, USREY, VANDERBILT, VANDERSLICE, VANDIVER, VARDAMAN, VARDEMAN, VASSER, VERNON, VICK, VINING, VINNING, VINSON, WALDROP, WALKER, WALL, WALLACE, WALLICE, WALLS, WALTER, WALTERS, WALTOM, WALTON, WARD, WARE, WATERS, WATKINS, WATROUS, WATSON, WATTERS, WATTS, WEAR, WEAVER, WEBB, WEBSTER, WEED, WEEKES, WEEKS, WEEMS, WEISMAN, WELCH, WELDEN, WELDON, WELLS, WESSEN, WEST, WHATLEY, WHITE, WHITEFIELD, WHITFIELD, WHITTEN, WHITTLE, WIDEMAN, WILDER, WILLIAMS, WILLIAMSON, WILLIS, WILLS, WILSON, WINFIELD, WISEMAN, WITHERBY, WOOD, WOODRUFF, WOODS, WOOTEN, WOOTON, WORTHEY, WORTHINGTON, WORTHY, WRIGHT, WYATT, WYMAN, YOUNG, YOUREE